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's talk about that meeting that's taking place. el egyptian people back the palestinian side. what do you suppose hillary clinton is saying to president mor hamas leaders who are based outside of gaza, and if there's a deal, egypt's stature, a muslim brother-led stature will be enhanced. presumingly it will generate some economic assistance coming into egypt. they have severe economic problems right now. so i think they want to see a deal. i know hillary clinton would like to emerge from this meeting with president morsy asp announce there's been an agreement. i don't know if this is going to happen, but we did see some unscheduled shuttle diplomacy by the assistant secretary of state, then this morning went to ramallah to meet with the palestinian president, mahmoud abbas. then she came back to jerusalem to meet for a second time with netanyahu before flying to cairo for the meetings there, including leaders of the arab league. we'll see what she can achieve. i wouldn't rule out the possibility she's engaging a bit of shuttle diplomacy. she comes from cairo rik batting here to jerusalem
? >> reporter:el well, erin, he definitely is the man who has a lot of potential to strike a deal between the israelis and hamas. but president mohamed morsi and his muslim brotherhood base have long been a very staunch ally of hamas. they have had close relationships for decades. and so they will be able to influence hamas in coming to the table and forming some sort of negotiation to a ceasefire. also, egypt has for the past few decades had close working relationship with israel. so it does seem likely these two can come together, along with secretary hillary clinton's help and support to probably form some sort of cease fire. >> ian, i'm curious, there are reports of egyptian men going forward with sal darety to fight. egyptian doctors and medics have gone in to help in hamas. will the egyptian people tolerate their president working with israel? i mean, i understand the solidarity with hamas, but working with israel, does he have the buy-in for that? >> reporter: i think the egyptian people will support him if he's working toward some sort of cease-fire to stop the violence in gaza. h
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